Saturday, January 31, 2015

Special Ops: Dress Form


Dress forms are the height of fun for vintage decorating.
Did you know you can make one out of common household items?
Powdered coffee creamer, an empty Spool, a bit of burlap and the fun begins.
 
Supplies:
10 oz Powdered Coffee Mate
18 x 7.5" burlap
1.25" spool
floral wire
white paint
 
 
Directions:
Step 1:Remove label and lid from container
Step 2:Open pour tab on lid, this will give the spool a secure base. Paint the lid with white paint.
Step 3:Fold burlap in half. Draw a diagonal line that is 3 inches in from the corner on both sides. Stitch the length of the diagonal line from the fold to the raw edge, sewing both halves of the burlap together. Do this for both corners.
 
 
Step 4:Stitch a line one inch from the raw edge that begins with the corner seam and ends at the bottom of the burlap. Do this for both sides.
Step 5:To give the waist a little more definition, carefully cut a notch from the side of the burlap, 5inches from the bottom. Do NOT cut the stitching.
 


Step 6:Pierce 4 holes in the lid corresponding with spool ends, wire the spool to the center of the lid using floral wire.


Step 7:Screw lid onto container. Turn burlap inside out. Place the burlap over the container. Tie a piece of string about the waist. For a more finished look turn the raw edge of the burlap under. Secure with glue or leave as is.
 

Your dress form is ready to decorate!!!
Stop by Michele's blog for more decorating idea.
 
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~
 




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Drill #48 New Beginnings Mood Board

Its that time of year again, when we all promise to do better. When we swear we are going to get in shape. We know we are going to save more money.... Yes that's right its time make a fresh start!

Drill #48

New Beginnings Mood Board




The rules are simple just create a project inspired by our mood board. Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them, all of them or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY Products & Colors you like.


*projects can be layouts, Art Journal Pages, Canvas or other Altered Projects.


For this month I really want you to be motivated so the winner of this months drills will receive a $20 Gift Card to the......




Now before you leave make sure you take a look at what the S.W.A.T. Team has created to inspire you. I know they worked really hard on these projects! 





Now its your turn to share your word with us! 
Have fun and link up before the end of the month on the right hand side of the blog, we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

January Basic Training-Add a little Sparkle!!

Welcome to 2015!!!
Today we are going to bring on the twinkle and look at a way add some sparkle to any project.
I have been hearing a lot about a technique using a used dryer sheet so I had to look into it...WOW does it add some serious sparkle!!
So here we go...


You will need:  a stamp, cardstock (cut to size), ink, spray adhesive, extra fine glitter and a used dryer sheet.


I stamped my main image in black archival ink then used a grey to stamp offset then again without reinking.  You could also just stamp a couple more time with your black ink with out reinking.


Smooth out or iron your dryer sheet, cut to size with scissors or on your paper trimmer.


Spray your paper with a generous coat of adhesive.


Adhere your dryer sheet.


Right away before the adhesive dries coat with glitter.  Tap off excess and trim dryer sheet if necessary.
That's it, easy peasy!!  Now you are ready to create, I made a card.


I used Authentique Believe, Viva Las VegaStamps, May Arts ribbon, Um Wow Studio snowflake confetti.


These pictures really don't do the sparkle justice!!  It twinkles and catches the light!!  I think I need to use this on my holiday cards next year!!!
Thanks for stopping by and remember to check out our drills for January!!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Word for 2015



Drill #47


Its that time of year again, when we all promise to do better. When we swear we are going to get in shape. We know we are going to save more money.... Yes that's right its time to make your resolutions!

Well, I don't know about you but I hate resolutions! I always fall short and then I feel like I have failed and I'm sick of it. So this year I picked one word, just one word to keep me on track and fingers crossed I will.


So that's it I challenge you to pick one word for 2015 and create one project to showcase that word.


*projects can be layouts, Art Journal Pages, Canvas or other Altered Projects.


For this month I really want you to be motivated so the winner of this months drills will receive a $20 Gift Card to the......




Now before you leave make sure you take a look at what the S.W.A.T. Team has created to inspire you. I know they worked really hard on these projects and I hope they all achieve their goals for 2015!!







Now its your turn to share your word with us! 
Have fun and link up before the end of the month on the right hand side of the blog, we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

December Winners....


It's that time again!!   We have a few winners to share...

But before we announce the we wanted to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!!sponsors!!!

Now...for our first winner. We have a randomly selected winner from all of the drill entries....drumroll please........ 



Next we have a randomly selected winner from all of the December 
Daily Entries....


Finally we have our Christmas Card Contest Winner.....





Please contact us by e-mailimng: swatscrappygirl@gmail.com with your name and mailing address by January 15th to claim your prize. Please remember we are only able to ship to the US and Canada. 


Thank you so much and see you soon!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Special Ops: Perpetual Calendar

2015 is upon us!
A new year means a new calendar.
If you are looking for a one of a kind calendar that you can put together quickly this project is for you.
First, put the kids to work!
Purchase an assortment of pre-cut cardstock shapes. These are by Craft Smith Co.
Assign months to each child. Let them decorate with their own personal style.
Assign numbers as well. You will need 0 through 3 and 0 through 9.
Punch holes in the shapes, stack months in order, feed onto clips.
Stack the numbers 0 through 3, feed onto a clip.
Stack the numbers 1 through 9, and 0 feed onto a clip.
Remove the glass from an 8x10 frame.
Wrap three strands of twine around the width of the frame.
Punch 2 circles of cardstock. Adhere to the back of the frame with all purpose glue so that the twine  will not slide on the frame.
Wrap three more strands of twine around the horizontal strands in the front then around the frame, tie in the back. These will stabilize the twine so that the months and numbers can hang securely.
 Cut a piece of cardstock to fit the frame.
Add a photo and embellish so that the design overflows onto the outer edges of the frame.
 Hook the clips over the twine in the front.
Change the numbers daily or set them to holidays and birthdays as a unique reminder.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Reminder


Reminder... we have 3 Challenges going on right now :)

Drill # 45 White Winter Mood Board




December Daily Drawing




Christmas Card Contest



And just to inspire you the S.W.A.T. Ladies have a bit of inspiration to get you started.

Created this beautiful Handmade Christmas Card, 
which is one of her favorite holiday traditions.



Created a super sweet Layout focusing on one of her favorite December traditions.

                      
Now it's your turn, just link up your project by January 2, 2015 for your chance to win! 

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